Feb. 11, 2014

Nine Innings with Army's Matt Reid


Army Leads Way in Patriot League


CollegeBaseballInsider.com surveyed college coaches around the country to preview the 2014 college baseball season by sharing their thoughts on the teams and players to watch in their conferences. CBI compiled their answers to provide insight on the upcoming season. click here for CBI Conference Previews


Today, we take a look at the Patriot League (four coaches responded).

Additions: none

Departures: none


The team to beat: Army


The top starting pitchers: Stephen Moore (Navy)*; Donny Murray (Holy Cross); Alex Robinett (Army); Anthony Parenti (Navy)


The top closer: Brad Borosak (Navy)


The pitcher you least want to face: Donny Murray (Holy Cross)


The most underrated pitcher: Stephen Moore (Navy)


The best defensive catcher: Justin Meier (Bucknell)


The best catcher arm: Connor Perry (Holy Cross)


The best defensive infielder: Alex Jensen (Army)


The best infield arm: Alex Jensen (Army)


The best defensive outfielder: Evan Ocello (Holy Cross)


The best outfield arm: Brandon Cipolla (Holy Cross)


The best pure hitters: Kash Manzelli (Navy)*; Evan Ocello (Holy Cross); Justin Pacchioli (Lehigh)


The biggest power threats: Kash Manzelli (Navy)*; Jacob Page (Army); Evan Ocello (Holy Cross); Brandon Cipolla (Holy Cross)


The hitter you least want to face: No player received more than one vote


The toughest hitter to strike out: Justin Pacchiloi (Lehigh)


The most underrated hitter: No player received more than one vote


The best baserunner: Jon Crucitti (Army)


The best game coach: Paul Kostacopoulos (Navy)


The assistant coach most ready for a head-coaching job: Ryan Mau (Navy)


*unanimous selection